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Next Steps to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

Moving grate incineratorThe Obama administration’s recently released methane strategy is the latest step to address climate change, but additional action is required to reduce emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas.

By Matt Kasper | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities

article icon Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.

By Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, January 23, 2014

An Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard and Why It Is Good for the Climate

Corn ethanol article icon Issue Brief The Renewable Fuel Standard is creating a market for cleaner-burning biofuels, which is necessary to reduce carbon pollution in the transportation sector and address the threat of climate change.

By Mari Hernandez and Matt Kasper | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Energy from Waste Can Help Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

article icon Issue Brief Increasing rates of recycling and composting, as well as incentivizing energy-from-waste facilities, would reduce our reliance on landfills and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States.

By Matt Kasper | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

States Continue to Realize the Benefits of Renewable Energy Standards

Wind energyState lawmakers should not enact legislation written by ALEC and the Heartland Institute that repeals renewable energy standards.

By Matt Kasper and Tom Kenworthy | Friday, January 18, 2013

Federal Weatherization Program a Winner on All Counts

weatherization work on a home in NebraskaWith the more than 1 million homes made more energy efficient, the federal Weatherization Assistance Program is a proven success for families, the economy, and the environment.

By Richard W. Caperton, Adam James, and Matt Kasper | Friday, September 28, 2012

Keeping New Publicly Owned Oil and Gas at Home

Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss explain why the Strategic Energy Production Act is bad for Americans’ health and could raise prices due to increased oil and gas exports.

By Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, June 28, 2012

Matt Kasper

Matthew Kasper is a Research Assistant for the Energy Policy team at American Progress, focusing on the deployment of renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels and distributed generation. Matthew received his B.A. in political science from Butler University and focused his academic work on environmental justice and international environmental policies. Prior to joining American Progress, […]

Monday, May 21, 2012

Re-energize Regional Economies with New Electric Transmission Lines

article icon Issue Brief Building the power infrastructure will enable growth and ultimately make our economy stronger, write Richard Caperton and Matt Kasper.

By Richard W. Caperton and Matt Kasper | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Big Coal: Children’s Health Is Too Expensive

Some utilities and coal companies are complaining that EPA’s new pollution rules cost too much while they sit on more than enough money to comply, write Daniel J. Weiss and Matthew Kasper.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Matt Kasper | Thursday, November 17, 2011

Green Jobs by the Numbers

Kate Gordon, Matt Kasper, and Susan Lyon highlight the impressive growth of key clean energy sectors and the clean economy over the last seven years.

By Kate Gordon, Matt Kasper, and Susan Lyon | Monday, October 3, 2011

Senators Support Cancer from the Skies While Raking in Big Campaign Cash

Sen. Susan Collins and 20 other senators return the favor to their polluting campaign contributors with a bill that imposes a moratorium on industry regulations, write Daniel J. Weiss and Matthew Kasper.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Matt Kasper | Thursday, September 22, 2011